System Leadership – Leadlincs

A programme for Lincolnshire’s aspiring primary headteachers

Headteacher recruitment is challenging for many Lincolnshire schools, with many governing bodies having to re-advertise positions, or selecting from only a small field of candidates. LeadLincs aims to provide local aspiring school leaders with the skills, confidence and credibility to apply for these posts, increasing the number of suitable candidates in all areas of the county.

Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at passionate and dedicated senior leaders who will be looking to apply for their first headship or head of school position within the next 2 years.

What are the benefits?

LeadLincs will provide 5 days of tailored face to face training and a 5 day placement with a partner school, working with an experienced headteacher in leading school improvement.

Training will be based on the new headteacher standards, and will be planned following a 360 review of each of the participants.

Face to face days will led by inspirational national speakers, and experienced headteachers – including National and Local Leaders of Education – from within and outside Lincolnshire.

Participants will have the support of a coach from their placement school, and will be expected to undertake key reading and to engage in an online community.

Participants will feel connected to a local vision for strategic improvement, collaboration, peer review, and system led leadership. The programme will develop confidence and inspire a passion for leadership in Lincolnshire.

There are 15 places available therefore identification of participants will be through nomination by current headteachers or governors, a written application and telephone interview.

Key Dates:

The application window closes on Monday 2nd July 2018

Telephone interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 11th July 2018 Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 16th July 2018

The programme will begin with an initial Launch & Induction event in September 2018


The programme comes at no cost to participants, with supply costs for the five placement days reimbursed to home schools.


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